The takeaways and restaurants of Kingston are largely rated satisfactory for food hygiene, but a handful have been rated zero and in need of serious improvement.

On the Food Standards Agency website three establishments in the borough have been rated zero.

These are Kingston’s CFC Fried Chicken in Richmond Road, Tasty Fried Chicken in Tolworth Broadway and Chessington’s Trident Cafe in Oakcroft Road.

Indian restaurant Maya in Brighton Road, Surbiton, previously had a zero rating, but in a September inspection, it went up to be rated five stars.

A Kingston Council spokeswoman said: “The council environmental enforcement officers work tirelessly to ensure the health of residents and visitors is protected.

"Over 90 per cent of food premises within the borough are rated 3 (generally satisfactory) or above, with the majority achieving 4 or 5, which is the highest score.

“Following remedial work and an inspection in September, Maya’s rating has increased dramatically, achieving a five.

"The other three listed premises have been advised on action that needs to be taken and we are set to carry out further inspections to ensure that improved food safety practices are in place and maintained."